February 19 Chapter Meeting

  • 19 Feb 2013
  • Breakfast in Bellevue, Luncheon in Seattle


Registration is closed

A Benefits Legislative and Regulatory Update

1 CE has been approved by the WAOIC for this program

Without a doubt, the next several years are going to be dynamic as it relates to legislative and regulatory actions impacting benefit plans. Between a divided Congress, budget challenges, Health Care Reform and changes to the tax code, many of the approaches and strategies for the delivery of benefits may experience massive change. Join us for an overview of the various changes going on in Washington D.C. This session, headed up by Jim Klein of the American Benefits Council, will help put into perspective all of the changes currently in play.


James A. Klein is President of the American Benefits Council, a trade association based in Washington, D.C. representing primarily Fortune 500 companies that either sponsor or administer health and retirement benefits covering more than 100 million Americans. Jim is frequently quoted in both the national and benefits media on pension and health care topics. He has appeared on all the major television networks, discussing a wide range of employee benefits policy matters.

Jim is a founding board member of Americans for Generational Equity and serves on the Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Jim is also a private sector advisor to the U.S. government's delegation to the Pension and Insurance Committee of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He was a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies™ Global Aging Initiative. He travels extensively internationally advising public officials and private sector representatives on the development of retirement and health care systems.

Prior to joining the Council, Jim was Manager of Pension and Health Care Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and before that practiced law for a Washington, D.C. firm specializing in employee benefits. Jim also worked as a legislative assistant for Congressman John J. LaFalce (D-NY). Jim graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in Bioethics and graduated with honors from the National Law Center-George Washington University.

February 19 Chapter Meeting

Online registration closes February 17.
Register by phone until noon on February 18 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after February 15.
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Bellevue Breakfast - Daniel's Broiler

Located in the Bank of America building
10500 N.E. 8th, 21st Floor, Bellevue, WA 98004

The underground parking garage is shared with the Hyatt.
Once in the garage look for the "Bank of America" elevators.
Take garage elevator to the Bank of America lobby.
Switch to a building elevator to go to 21st floor.
Building elevators are locked until 7 AM.

7:15-7:30 AM  Sign in
7:30-7:40 AM  Breakfast is served
7:40-8:00 AM  Announcements
8:00-9:00 AM  Program

$30 Members online; $40 at the door
$40 Non-members online; $50 at the door

Seattle Luncheon - Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

11:15 AM-11:30 AM  Registration
11:30 AM-11:45 AM  Lunch is served
11:45 AM-12:00 PM  Announcements
12:00 PM-  1:00 PM  Program

$45 Members online; $60 at the door
$60 Non-members online; $75 at the door

Western Pension & Benefits Council • Seattle Chapter
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